Welcome to another brand new challenge at Sundays With Crissy! We were all thrilled to see your gorgeous "Christmas in July" submissions for our last challenge...thanks so much for playing along! This time around, Crissy would like to see projects relfecting "Your Favourite Time of Year"! She is leaving it up to your interpretation...perhaps a favourite season or holiday?
I'm also offering a bit of blog candy today, but you'll have to read all the way through my post to find out how to win!
I chose to go with my favourite season, winter!! (although fall is a VERY close second) I know many of you are hot weather fans...but I am not. The hot humid weather of summer causes me to retreat to my central air conditioned house, lol. Being a redhead, I burn easily...and my allergies are always worse in the summer months. So, I look forward to the cooler weather...and I love when the snow starts falling. It's always so beautiful right after a fresh snowfall...when the snow is still clinging to the trees and everything sparkles in the sunlight.
Earlier this week, I showed you a Halloween themed wall hanging. Well, it put me in the mood to create one for the winter months. I chose to work with "Zoe and Gemma's Snow Fun" which is one of Crissy Armstrong's digital images available at Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps. The shadow box (from the dollar store) was painted with a base coat of blue followed by a glittery dimensional "snow" paint.
This pretty image was printed on Neenah Cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I ripped the edges of a few strips of cardstock for the snowy hills, and adhered them at different depths within the recessed window. I used Polar White Flower Soft on the "ground" and the snowman. The sentiment is chipboard letters covered with the snowy paint and then sprinkled with Flower Soft. Finally, I added a cluster of snowflakes and flourishes made with Spellbinders dies. I sponged them with blue ink while still in the dies and then coated them with Stardust Stickles. (the little punched snowflakes in the background were also "Stickled" up!)
Need a little inspiration? Why not hop on over to Sunday's With Crissy? My fellow Crissy's Crew members have just outdone themselves once again with with some stunning creations. We'd love to have you participate in our challenge...you will have lots of time to complete your project, as this is yet another extended challenge. Just make sure to use one of Crissy's digital images to be elligable for a fantastic prize! (Crissy has put together a great package of some digital stamps and a pad of paper for one lucky participant!)
I really appreciate all the support and encouragement I have received from all of you over the past year. It means so much to me that you all stop by and leave such lovely comments, so I thought I would try to do a little something in return. I will be offering a few different blog candies throughout the month of August. For today's prize, Crissy Armstrong has very kindly (and generously) donated this wonderful prize package...your choice of three of her gorgeous digital stamps!! Crissy's images are always such a joy to colour, and I have felt so blessed to be a part of her very talented team. Would you like to be the lucky winner of this blog candy? Just leave me a comment on this post by August 21, 2010 (by 11:59 pm EST). I will announce the lucky winner (chosen by random.org) on August 22, 2010. Good luck!
Have a blessed Sunday stampers!
Digital Stamps: "Zoe and Gemma's Snow Fun" by Crissy Armstrong available at Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps
Ink: Copic markers, Memento
Embellishments: Polar White Flower Soft, Stardust Stickles, Spare Parts brads, chipboard letters
Tools: Spellbinders Snowflakes and Doodle Parts,
Other: Snow paint, blue craft paint